Tonight on MeTV- we meet some walking dead restored to life by atomic radiation – and used to get revenge against those who betrayed a vicious mobster! It should actually be plural, but there is singular terror when we meet the “Creature with the Atom Brain”!
Things open with a crooked nightclub owner being attacked by a hulking individual who claims to be mobster Frank Buchanan- yet doesn’t resemble him in the least! The police are baffled by the fact that bullets had no effect on the intruder- and by the news that his fingerprints are those of a criminal who is already dead!
We meet the actual Frank Buchanan- who was deported, and while in Europe, met a scientist who was experimenting with using atomic power to bring the dead back to life to serve as cheap labor ( seems like I’ve worked for companies that would have jumped at the chance of that…). Buchanan decides to fund the scientist’s work, and bring him back to America – to use these atomic zombies to take vengeance on those who drove him from this country. He is able to control the animated corpses remotely ( could they be Zoom zombies?) to carry out his plans.
The police, aided by their doctor Chet Walker, are confused when blood at the scenes of murders appears to be radio-active; but they finally realize that victims are tied to Buchanan, and must try to protect his remaining enemies from being killed- but how can they protect them from an unstoppable army of unkillable zombies?
This is a unique 1950s horror film, from Sam Katzman, who also brought us “The Werewolf” and “The Giant Claw”. In this all-new show from the top secret Sven Cave, we’ll tell you about the cast, do another “Too Drawn Out”, and , while we still miss our convention visits, show you some highlights from the last one we did earlier this year before the virus lockdown- C2E2 . There will even be a new song with Doug Graves! Plus- will Kerwyn make good on his banishment of me from the mail segments?
“Creature with the Atom Brain” attacks your TV tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central. MeTV invites you to join the many Sven viewers who live-Tweet during the show on Twitter- just make sure to use the hashtag #svengoolie – and see if we again are among the top-trending topics in the U.S. ! Our local Chicago area viewers get another look at the classic “Werewolf of London” at 11 am on the U.
Just a reminder-the Svengoolie “At Home” box is a great way to entertain yourself while waiting for the next Saturday night’s show- and is on sale in the store here on our website or at www.metv.com- also still available is the highly collectible Svengoolie Studio set- with Sven action figure, coffin and little rubber chicken!
Join us tonight on MeTV for an eerie onslaught of atomic zombies!